The Grammy Awards red carpet has been rolled out in New York and some of the biggest stars from the music world have been showcasing a variety of bold and beautiful ensembles.
Lady Gaga, 31, was one of the very first celebrities to make her mark at Madison Square Garden in a dramatic black embellished lace jumpsuit and huge, trailing black skirt.
She wore the show-stopping outfit with sky high black lace-up heels and, echoing stars wearing black to the Golden Globes, Gaga honoured the Time’s Up and Me Too movements with a single white rose pinned to her outfit.
Lana Del Rey, whose latest studio album has been nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at this year’s ceremony, wowed in a slinky cream thigh split Gucci dress that was adorned with pretty sparkling embellishments around the neckline and skirt.
TV host Giuliana Rancic and Coco Austin appeared to have used the same stylist as they both dared to bare in very revealing black dresses.
Underwear-free Coco was showing off her curves in all their glory in her cut out dress, while Giuliana’s lace frock just about covered her modesty.
On the night, rap veteran Jay-Z will face Kendrick Lamar for top honours at the 60th annual bash.
Host James Corden said there will be time for artists to pledge solidarity with the anti-sexual harassment movement at the New York City show on Sunday.
British talent were left out of the major categories, but Ed Sheeran’s Divide is up for best pop vocal album, while his track Shape Of You is nominated for best pop solo performance.
He faces Coldplay in the album category, while the band is also nominated for best pop group performance for their collaboration with The Chainsmokers on Something Just Like This.
Other British nominees include Bonobo with record Migration and Guernsey-based DJ Mura Masa also in the electronic/dance category, while singer-songwriter Laura Marling is up for best folk album.
Jay-Z leads the way with eight nominations while Lamar follows close behind with seven.
Lamar’s HUMBLE and Jay-Z’s The Story Of O.J. are both up for record of the year, and they are also both up for album of the year with DAMN. and 4:44 respectively.
Jay-Z is also up for the coveted song of the year for 4:44 where he faces Despacito, by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and featuring Justin Bieber, and Bruno Mars’ That’s What I Like.
Corden and artists Halsey, Dua Lipa and Rapsody, who is up for best rap album, are among the stars wearing white roses to the ceremony.
The symbolic move was proposed earlier this week by music executives to support the movements that followed the revelations starting with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein ‘s downfall.
Leonard Cohen is up for two posthumous awards including best rock performance, where he faces the late Chris Cornell.
Carrie Fisher was also posthumously nominated for best spoken word album for her memoir The Princess Diarist.
Sir Elton John and Miley Cyrus will perform together on the night, while stars such as Lady Gaga, Lamar and Sam Smith will also take to the stage.